Hales, Wiliam, Dd
Hales, Wiliam, D.D.
an Irish divine, was born at Cork, April 8, 1747, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he became a fellow in 1769. Afterwards he served as a college tutor, and was very popular. In due time he was ordained deacon and priest; and in 1788 was appointed to the rectory of Killesandra, in Cavan, which he held till his death, January 30, 1831. Dr. Hales was eminently faithful in all the duties pertaining to the ministerial office. He was amiable and unselfish, catholic in spirit, and blameless in life. His works are, Sonorum Doctrina (1778): — De Mortibus Planetarum (1782): — Analysis Equationum (1784): — Observations on the Political Influence of the Doctrine of the Pope's Supremacy (1787-88): — The Rights of Citizens (1793): — The Scripture Doctrine of Political Government and Liberty (1794): — Methodism Inspected (1803-5): — Dissertations on the Prophecies Expressing the Divine and Human Character of our Lord (1808): — Analysis of Chronology (1809-14, his most important publication): — Origin and Purity of the Primitive Church in the British Isles (1818). See The Church of England Magazine, March, 1842, pages 147, 164; Memoir of Dr. Hales in the early numbers of the British Magazine; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.